Green Bay will take an 11-0 record into December.
If this was happening a few years ago, the 1972 Miami Dolphins might have started to sweat a little. Media hoopla about whether the Packers can complete a perfect season would also be much higher.
Blame the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts for killing that buzz.
The 2007 Patriots already accomplished what some thought impossible in today's parity-driven NFL -- a 16-0 regular-season record. The 2009 Colts had a chance to match the mark when opening 14-0. But unlike a Patriots team that was pursuing perfection and didn't want to risk losing momentum entering the postseason, Indianapolis management decided to rest starters for the playoffs and the Colts lost their final two contests.
Each franchise's individual approach paid dividends as the Patriots and Colts ultimately reached the Super Bowl. They also both lost in the championship game, with New England's chance for perfection ending against the New Yor...